We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic treatment. Each patient has different needs, and each patient’s treatment is tailored to meet those needs. At your initial visit will take photographs and a panoramic x-ray, in order to give the doctor the some important information regarding treatment. The doctor will review the x-ray with you, and do an exam. The doctor will then discuss potential treatment options with you and answer any questions you may have. Sometimes, especially on younger children, the doctor may determine that treatment is not yet indicated. In this case, we will monitor the patient, usually at three to six month intervals, watching growth and development, in order to choose the optimum time to begin orthodontic treatment. The initial orthodontic visit is complimentary, as are the follow-up visits to check growth and development.
If at your initial visit, the doctor feels that it is an appropriate time to begin treatment; your potential treatment options will be discussed. If you elect to begin treatment, the next step will consist of us taking records. Records will consist of an additional x-ray, and diagnostic study models. We allow enough time at the initial visit, that if you choose to proceed with records it can be done at the same visit.